Gustav ’s4′ Magnusson now is the third most successful Dota 2 player in the history of the game. And it’s a short way to become the best player ever.
s4 has just passed Arteezy on his way to become the most successful Dota 2 player of all time. The Swede just won the Kiev Major, his tenth title at a global tournament with more than 100,000 dollar prize money. It boosts him to 147,695 ranking points leaving the Canadian behind by roughly 5,000 points.
s4 closes the gap to the throne
It’s a tight race at the top but sooner than later somebody will overpass Puppey who has resided at the top of the ranking for years. Since his Team Secret is in a little bit of trouble and not performing as well as is used to, the Estonian must fear for his crown. UNiVeRsE from Evil Geniuses is the closest to take the throne, just about 6,400 ranking points away. This translates to one major title at a tournament with more than 100,000 dollar prize money. Very doable for someone playing with EG.
It might be s4 though who passes both. The 25-year-old is just 1,400 points behind Universe, a gap he can close in an instant.
Though everyone seems to be close amongst the ten most successful players of all time, things didn’t change much due to the Kiev Major. Besides s4s ascent, only Fly did the same. The Israeli, also playing for OG, entered the top ten of the all-time-ranking for the first time in his career and as the first player from this country.
s4 has won The International and two Majors in his career
s4 started his career at Team Empire in 2012 but quickly went to Danish teams like The Tough Bananas and Copenhagen Wolves. His breakthrough came as part of the No Tidehunter squad that was later picked up by Alliance. Together they won The International 2013. For two years the team amazed the Dota scene before s4 left for the newly found Team Secret. Here he played together with Puppey, whom he might pass soon.
A year later, in 2015, s4 went back to Alliance for another year and then finally joined OG in September 2016. He is one of the few players who has won two Majors and one International in his career. In 106 tournament he reached the final 41 times and then went on to win the tournament 30 times.
Despite all this success though, he failed to show a great performance at the International once again. He was 11th in 2014 (with Alliance), 7th in 2015 (with Team Secret) and 9th in 2016 (with Alliance again). So with all of OGs recent success at Majors in mind, he might win his second trophy this year.